Product Status

Product Lifecycle

Product Status Information

There are 6 phases below in AKM Product Life Cycle.

No. Product Status Part Status Definition Notes
1 Under development Preview This product is not yet in production.
Specification is subject to change during engineering validation.
2 In mass production MP Product in mass production and purchase order is acceptable.  
3 Recommended for new designs
(RND*)
NEW Product recommended for new design - new products, e.g. * RND: 
Recommended for New Designs
4 Not recommended for new designs
(NRND*)
NRND Product not recommended for new design due to the reasons in the remarks column.
*Next generation product is/will be released.
*If a similar successor product is scheduled or released.
*No plan for sales expansion.
*Discontinuation is planned.
*If we provide products to only customers who already use AKM's products.
* NRND: 
Not Recommended for New Designs
5 To be discontinued NRND Product which PDN (Product Discontinuation Notice) is issued and LTB quantity is under discussion. Basically discontinuation will be indicated as “to be discontinued”
in product status on this website 24 months in advance.
6 End of life
(EOL)
EOL Product which 12 months passed after PDN and no LTB order is available.  

Latest product status

Product status is updated regularly on the website.

Please contact your local distributor, AKM local offices, or “contact form” on this website for the latest information.